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  • Blog
    Tue, 7 Apr 2020
    ArticleCollegiate Church Confession against Anti-Asian...

    As the Ministers of The Collegiate Church, we confess America’s original and ongoing sin of systemic racism. In 1626, the Dutch West India Company “purchased” Manhattan from the Lenape people for sixty Dutch guilders and imported eleven enslaved Africans to the new colony. In 1628, that same company sanctioned the... more...

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    Mon, 6 Apr 2020
    ArticleThe UN SDGs Are Important Now More Than Ever:...

      The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the UN Global Goals, were established in 2015 to guide the world in creating a better future for all, with the intention of “leaving no one behind’. There are 17 SDGs that cover a myriad of issue areas and provide an urgent call to action... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 6 Apr 2020
    ArticleMy Isolation Experience: Anna

    Rarely have these words by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., resonated as strongly as in these days of globally experienced fear, trauma and despair: “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.” In our individual isolation, we – the Believe Out Loud team – want to... more...

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    Fri, 3 Apr 2020
    ArticleConfessions of a Local Pastor

    The lead deacon at my church called me several days into our mandated social distancing (I cannot recall which day he spoke to me because all the days blend into one another.) and asked if he could post encouraging words daily on our Facebook page.  He commented that he had not seen many pastors or religious leaders publicly... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 2 Apr 2020
    ArticleMy Isolation Experience: Ben

    Being confined to a space for an indefinite amount of time can take its toll on one’s perception and spirit. The days blend together; the mind loses track of time. What day is it? I’m not sure, but the sun has gone down at least 14 times now. pngitem.com Along with quarantine’s blur of time is the isolation from the... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 31 Mar 2020
    ArticleBeing alone with God: Reflections on The Soul of...

    [Above: Joy Ladin reads at the Intersections office on March 10, 2020] On March 10, 2020, Believe Out Loud and Intersections hosted author and academic Joy Ladin in our New York office for a reading and discussion celebrating her book The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective. It was an evening of... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 26 Mar 2020
    ArticleRemembering the Legacy of Slavery at the United...

    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   March 25th is the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 25 Mar 2020
    ArticleCountering Xenophobia During COVID-19

    Emotions run high during times of uncertainty. Fear can bring out the worst in people. New York City is a diverse metropolis – in cuisine, in entertainment, in culture and in population. For generations, people have come to New York, knowing it is a place where you can be whoever you choose to be with little to no question from... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 20 Mar 2020
    ArticleWhere to livestream your worship this weekend:...

    As we all adjust to new routines in the midst of the developing COVID-19 crisis, Believe Out Loud is committed to finding ways for our community to continue to be connected to affirming spiritual resources. Houses of worship are now transitioning to online-only prayer, services and gatherings. We have gathered below links to free... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 16 Mar 2020
    ArticleWomen of Faith Leading by Example in Global...

        “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.” – James 3:17-18 (Bible NIV)   Faith leaders bring people together. This... more...

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